|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Britain by Washington Irving:
by Washington Irving
What I write is most true...I have a whole booke of cases
lying by me which if I should sette foorth, some grave auntients
(within the hearing of Bow bell) would be out of charity with me.
IN the centre of the great city of London lies a small
neighborhood, consisting of a cluster of narrow streets and
courts, of very venerable and debilitated houses, which goes
by the name of LITTLE BRITAIN. Christ Church School and
St. Bartholomew's Hospital bound it on the west; Smithfield and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay:
busy military camp. The great Departments of the Government,
especially of War and Navy, could not immediately handle the
details of all this sudden increase of work. Men were
volunteering rapidly enough, but there was sore need of rations
to feed them, money to pay them, tents to shelter them, uniforms
to clothe them, rifles to arm them, officers to drill them, and
of transportation to carry them to the camps of instruction where
they must receive their training and await further orders. In
this carnival of patriotism and hurly-burly of organization the
weaknesses as well as the virtues of human nature quickly showed
themselves; and, as if the new President had not already enough
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas:
"To carry off Lyodot and D'Eymeris? There will be blows to
"A number, no doubt; are you afraid?"
"Not for myself, but for you."
"Your men will know, then, what they have to do?"
"They are too intelligent not to guess it. Now, a minister
who gets up a riot against his king -- exposes himself ----
"Of what importance is that to you, I pray? Besides, if I
fall, you fall with me."
Ten Years Later